Tours From Marrakech
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.
12 DAYS MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR TO ENJOY MAGIC OF THE MERZOUGA DESERT
DAY 1 :MARRAKECH
We will pick you up from the airport and check you up to the hotel. You can have the evening to stroll down in the city and visit the Jamaa El Fna square. It is a vivid marketplace filled with performers, narrators and jugglers.
DAY 2 :MARRAKECH – AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE
Our journey southwards starts off today as we drive in 4×4 towards Ouarzazat. We will drive through Tizi n Tichka mountain pass whilst admiring the peaks the High Atlas Mountains. We will stop by Ait Benhaddou Kasbah; a Unesco world heritage site that serves nowadays as a filming location for numerous successful movies. We will spend the night in Ouarzazat and have dinner.
DAY 3 :OUARZAZATE – TINGHIR – TODGHA GORGE
Our tour continues to Tinghir which surrounded by huge palm groves. We will make a stop at Todgha gorges which are the highest and narrowest gorges in the kingdom. The area is the favorite spot for hikers and it is highly visited by those who seek to marvel at the beauty of nature. By evening we will return to Tinghir to have dinner and spend the night in.
DAY 4 :TODGHA GORGE – MERZOUGA DESERT
We will firstly drive by Erfoud and make stops in-between Berber villages. After 2 hours of driving we will finally reach Merzouga, famous for its bvast seas of high dunes. At our arrival we will leave cars aside and ride camels to the nomad camp while the sun sets. You will have dinner in a magical atmosphere, berber music in the background and a sky studded with stars.
DAY 5 :MERZOUGA DESERT – ZIZ VALLEY – MIDELT – FES
After breakfast we will drive towards the Tafilalt palm grove, where you will see thousands of big palm trees. This route leads to Ziz Valley, where the Ziz River flows down from the High Atlas Mountains. Here you can enjoy the wonderful view of the valley and Aoufous town. We will continue driving towards Midelt. In the afternoon we will stop by Cedar woods where you we can interract Barbary Apes. We will arrive to Fes by evening, have dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 6 :FULL DAY EXPLORING FES
After having breakfast we will start our trip around Fez, one of the most important cities of the kingdom, and actually it is believed to be the first built city by the Idrissids, it is the spiritual, cultural, scientific and artistic capital of Morocco, walking down its narrow ancient streets of the medina you would feel as if time had stopped in the middle age, we will visit historical sites and buildings like the Quaraouine mosque which is also considered as the first university to ever exist founded in 859. It is a prestigious center for the Arab world, its influence grew as the Marinids took charge over it. Fez was divided into two ^parts fortunately they were reunited by Almoravids. And in the 11th century Fez became one of the major cities of Islam. At sunset we will drive upwards to a wonderful hill where we can overlook the whole city in one scenery. After that we transfer you to the hotel to rest and get ready for the next day.
DAY 7 :FES – MEKNES
After having breakfast we will hit the road to Volubilis the print of Romans’ civilization in the kingdom. It dates back to 225 BC; its structure may have decayed but not entirely as its mosaic is still bright and shiny as it was once. We will then make a stop in the Ismaili capital Meknes; it is surrounded with dozens of giant gates and fortified with a vast tall standing walls. We will pay a visit to El Hdim Place; it is a home for numerous creative activities such as painting, dancing, storytelling, and charming snakes. We will also visit the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation and plantation during the sultan’s rule. You will spend the night in one of the beautiful riads is Meknes.
DAY 8 :MEKNES – RABAT
Today we will drive to Rabat the current capital of the ruling dynasty. We will make sure to pay visits to the most important monuments in the city like: Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the kasbah of Oudayas and Chellah, the last is stunningly marvelous because it combines both Roman and Merinid architecture. You willspend the night in Rabat.
DAY 9 :RABAT – CASABLANCA – ESSAOUIRA
For your ninth day we will drive to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and the industrial capital. You can visit the Hassan II mosque which is the largest and tallest mosque in Africa. You get to also experience the Coastal Cornish seaside. We will continue to Essaouira considered as one of the best anchorages of the Moroccan coast. You will spend the night in.
DAY 10 :FULL DAY EXPLORING ESSAOUIRA
The city used to be a port and resort for the Portuguese. It is labeled as the Pearl of Atlantic Its medina is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts. Its strong currents yet safe makes the surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing so amusing. Its vibrant souks that still preserve the antiquity in them are a must to visit. You can also visit the women’s cooperative of Argan oil. You can have lunch in the Medina or the port. By evening we will return to Marrakech.
DAY 11 :FULL DAY EXPLORING MARRAKECH
For your eleventh day we will try explore the beloved Marrakech, most tourists prefer stopping by Marrakech before they leave. This charming is the perfect combination of both modern and traditional Moroccan print, you could see that in its buildings in the ancient medina, you can start off by paying a visit to Jamaa el Fna square, a unesco worldwide heritage site. You can have a freshly squeezed lemon juice from the aligned dozens of shops, and then observe the snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians…. besides the square there are few recognizable museums like Dar sidi Said and Bahia Palace. As for the afternoon you will have free time to wander in its streets. You will spend the night in a traditional Riad.
DAY 12 :MARRAKECH AIRPORT
After having breakfast we will drive you to the airport so that you can catch your flight on time.
The price includes :
air conditioned4×4 or Minivan, depending on the number of the group
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- Overnight in a traditional comfortable Hotel. Possibility to upgrade to a deluxe hotel on a private tour
- Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp with Ensuite-bathroom and shower (in The Desert Tours)
- Private rooms/tents (in The Desert Tours)
- Dinner and breakfast are daily included
- Free time to explore the sites and sights
- No forced Shopping
- No hidden costs
The price does not includes:
- Entrance fees to some optional visited sights.
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